|About the Book|
GHOST OF WIDDECOT MANOR is a childrens story for 8 - 12 year olds by Hazel Eggleton. I bought it for my nephew, whos not a good reader but keen on footie and got caught up with it myself. By blending themes of football and other sports and the idea that ghosts of the 17 century might have a gruelling story to reveal, the pressure stays high. But its the comic humour that my nephew really loved. He laughed out loud (actually so did I). The ending comes as a complete surprise- I wont give it away here, but it was great.This is the second childrens novel to be published by the innovative west-country publishers Thornberry Press and they seem to be concentrating on books for kids, especially boys, that have an upbeat feel but a core of reality and a focus on fascinating historic information that becomes painless for the young reader to take in along with the story. The other novel for 9+ kids is Tough Luck, which is also set in the present day, but covers the slave trade especially in Bristol.